Mozilla Firefox (Beta) 29.0 RC1 Fileforum Pick

3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 (450 votes)

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Windows 7/8/Server 2003/Vista/XP / Freeware / 22,284 downloads

Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source Web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation. Firefox is the second most widely used browser.

To display web pages, Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine, which implements most current web standards in addition to several features that are intended to anticipate likely additions to the standards.

Reviews of Mozilla Firefox (Beta)

  1. 1 out of 5 stars
    Blaxima

    Reviewing 29.0 RC1 (Apr 23, 2014)

    @Monkey_Punch,
    Blaxima - Aug. 24, 2004
    kstev99 - Oct. 14, 2008
    Orhin - Apr. 3, 2014
    psycros - May 13, 2005
    and Monkey_Punch - July 12, 2011

    so yeah, a failed argument to say the least.

    One of the things I've always disliked about Firefox were the updates breaking plugins. Well, Australis takes that a step further and breaks quite a few of your customizations as well. Unless some clever person(s) creates some plugins to restore some basic features that are removed with this UI dumbing down, I will need to run somewhere else in my efforts to get away from Chrome and it's ever growing clone army.

    Realistically the browser is still about 3 stars but the UI choice direction hinders work flow and the decision to do so is worth -100 stars. It doesn't even look better and the lack of any background tab makes it difficult to read with some themes and especially on Windows 7 aero.

  2. 1 out of 5 stars
    kstev99

    Reviewing 29.0 RC1 (Apr 23, 2014)

    Australis

  3. 4 out of 5 stars
    Monkey_Punch

    Reviewing 29.0 RC1 (Apr 22, 2014)

    I find it funny that all these 1 star reviews are coming from people who've just recently registered on BN. Don't believe me? Look for yourself.

    As for the browser, I think we'll see some growing pains with the new UI but after using it for a bit through the 9 beta, it's growing on me. I wish they'd put the options panel icon (the three horizontal lines) on the left side instead of the right since it's closer to the URL bar and doesn't require so much mouse movement for me to get to it. I am experiencing some shutdown hangs though since going from beta 9 to the RC. Beta 6 seemed much faster than this RC. Some fixes got backed out and other fixes didn't make it but will inversion 30. Could have been a better release IMHO.

  4. 1 out of 5 stars
    Blaxima

    Reviewing 29.0 Beta 9 (Apr 20, 2014)

    The very reason I left Opera for Firefox wasn't the change in engine but the lack of customization. A dumbed down interface hurts work flow for those of us who do more than just finger paint our way through browsing and OS's.

    and now Firefox is going down that route too!!

    I HATE CHROME! I HATE THAT IT'S INFESTING THE WEB AND OTHER BROWSERS!!

  5. 1 out of 5 stars
    Orhin

    Reviewing 29.0 Beta 9 (Apr 19, 2014)

    Australis is still a Chrome clone which takes customization away. That is exactly as worse as Opera.

    Mozilla has lost their tracks!

Discuss Mozilla Firefox (Beta)

  1. Aug 24, 2013 - 4:10 PM
    paulperry

    fantastic